Provided by: maradns_1.0.35-1_i386 bug

NAME

       zoneserver - handle zone transfers for MaraDNS

DESCRIPTION

       zoneserver listens on port 53/tcp and handles dns zone transfers.
       zoneserver uses a configuration file, /etc/mararc by default, to
       determine various parameters, such as the IP to bind to, and who is
       allowed to perform zone transfers.

USAGE

       zoneserver -f pointer_to_mararc_file

OPTIONS

       -f  Specifies the location of the configuration file. MaraDNS uses the
           same configuration file for both the main dns server and the
           zoneserver.

CONFIGURATION FILE FORMAT

       The file format for the mararc file can be found in the mararc(5)
       manual page.

SEE ALSO

       The man pages maradns(8) and mararc(5)

       http://www.maradns.org

BUGS

       The DNS specification assumes that any DNS query that can be processed
       on UDP port 53 (e.g. The main maradns dns server) can also be processed
       on TCP port 53. However, the zoneserver can only process SOA, AXFR, and
       IXFR requests. In addtion, when a SOA request is sent, it assumes that
       the next query will be an AXFR or IXFR request.

       zoneserver assumes that the authoritative NS records are immediately
       after the SOA record, and that there is at least one non-NS between
       that last authority NS record for the zone and the first delegation NS
       record.

       IXFR requests are incremental zone transfers, meaning that the DNS
       server should only display records changed since the last IXFR request.
       zoneserver, however, treats an IXFR as if it were an AXFR request,
       outputting all of the records for the zone in question.

       zoneserver closes the TCP connection after transferring the requested
       zone.

       If an unauthorized client attempts to connect to the zoneserver,
       zoneserver immediately disconnects the unauthorized client.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

       THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS ´´AS IS´´ AND ANY EXPRESS OR
       IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
       WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
       DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
       ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
       DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
       OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
       HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
       STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING
       IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
       POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

AUTHOR

       MaraDNS is written by Sam Trenholme. Jaakko Niemi used 5 minutes to put
       the original version this manpage together.  Sam has subsequently
       revised this manual page.